Вісник Київського національного університету імені Тараса Шевченка


Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv



Tatarchuk O., Tymofeyev V.

Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Institute NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine


Characteristic of the maximum monthly precipitation is obtained according to the observations at 40 stations of Ukraine during the period 1991- 2013 as well as by the data of the Ukrainian Antarctic station since 1986. long-term monthly maximum precipitation amount records have been exceeded at almost all considered stations (36 of40). The greatest changes in the maximum monthly precipitation in Ukraine marked in some months of the warm period of the year. The smallest changes are noted in January, October, November. When comparing two decades it is found that most of the cases with the highest monthly rainfall occurred mentioned in 2001-2013, especially in February and December (80%), as well as March, June, August and October (70%). At Kiev station long-term records of the maximum monthly precipitation were exceeded in March, September 2013 and December 2012. Nine month out of twelve showed the largest monthly amount of precipitation during the period of 2001-2013. The positive trend of precipitation at the Ukrainian Antarctic station was formed primarily on the account of the greatest frequency of strong precipitation.


climate change, maximum precipitation amount, extreme events, atmospheric circulation



DOI: http://doi.org/10.17721/1728-2721.2015.63.8


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Tatarchuk, O., Tymofeyev, V.  (2015). On the monthly maximum precipitation amount in Ukraine in conditions of the current climate. Visnyk Kyivskogo natsionalnogo universytetu, Geografiya [Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Geography], 1 (63), 33-37 (in Ukrainian, abstr. in English).